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Offline happyg

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Emily Hulsey | On 31, Dec 2013
 
When 25-year-old Italian veterinary student Caterina Simonsen wrote a Facebook post about how thankful she was to be alive, she had no idea she would get hate letters and death threats for it.

Simonsen suffers from four rare genetic pulmonary diseases that make her quickly immune to treatments. As a result, she is constantly undergoing new medical procedures, many of which were first tested on animals. This is what she said:
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“I am 25 thanks to genuine research that includes experiments on animals.  Without research, I would have been dead at nine. You have gifted me a future.”

Animal rights activists immediately went up in arms over Simonsen’s support for animal testing. However, their responses weren’t just critical; they were absolutely vicious. Here are some of the worst:
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You could die tomorrow, I wouldn’t sacrifice my goldfish for you,”

“If you had died as a child, no one would have given a damn.”

“Is that the best you’ve got, Caterina? Have a good life then. I would prefer not to live if my life depended on the suffering of others or taking millions of lives, because their life is worth less than mine.  Shame!”

Overnight, Simonsen became the face of Italy’s high-profile animal testing debate. She has since given multiple interviews trying to “put a human face” on animal research, but the hate mail isn’t slowing down. Police are investigating a total of 30 death threats and 500 insults that they consider particularly cruel.

Is it just me, or does it seem like people are getting crueler and nastier with what they say? Maybe it’s because there are no consequences within society, or that the disconnectedness of social media makes makes people feel gutsier. Either way, some of us, like these “Nazi animalists,” need to tone it down and think about what we’re saying.
http://www.ijreview.com/2013/12/105126-irate-animal-rights-activists-bombard-dying-girl-hate-mail-death-threats/

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Just liberals being their normal, nasty selves.

Anonymity brings out their best...


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Is it just me, or does it seem like people are getting crueler and nastier with what they say? Maybe it’s because there are no consequences within society, or that the disconnectedness of social media makes makes people feel gutsier.
Disconnected from traditional notions of right, wrong and "the golden rule," I suspect.
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The frightening thing to me is that these kinds of hate-filled comments from the left are now so commonplace that they almost don't shock any more.  They're expected.
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Sure, look at all the death threats posted on Twitter against conservatives or anyone who dares challenge the indoctrination these young skulls full of mush have received.
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Sure, look at all the death threats posted on Twitter against conservatives or anyone who dares challenge the indoctrination these young skulls full of mush have received.

Yep, it happens constantly.  On my local TV station, this one a-hole named "Mr. Democrat" has personally threatened to kill several posters (myself included) along with Governor Perry.  The station won't do anything to him except he got a month ban after telling the admin to f-off.  Apparently he has actually told him that he will sue if they ban him again because it would be discrimination as he is disabled, has mental health/anger management issues, and is an alcoholic.  He probably won't win, but he could make their life miserable for a while.
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Yep, it happens constantly.  On my local TV station, this one a-hole named "Mr. Democrat" has personally threatened to kill several posters (myself included) along with Governor Perry.  The station won't do anything to him except he got a month ban after telling the admin to f-off.  Apparently he has actually told him that he will sue if they ban him again because it would be discrimination as he is disabled, has mental health/anger management issues, and is an alcoholic.  He probably won't win, but he could make their life miserable for a while.

Have we really sunk this low?  That a maniac such as this can threaten anyone and nothing is done about him?  Sheesh!  Such cowards we have become! 
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I wonder how most of these haters would react if their own lives were at stake and their only hope was some med or procedure which included animal testing and they knew it.

I also wonder how many of them are supporters of abortion and don't give a second thought as to what that involves.
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I wonder how most of these haters would react if their own lives were at stake and their only hope was some med or procedure which included animal testing and they knew it.

I also wonder how many of them are supporters of abortion and don't give a second thought as to what that involves.

Liberals are the biggest hypocrites.  They wouldn't hesitate for a second to use any and all means to stay alive and screw their so called "convictions."

As for abortion, it's not a life to them so it doesn't matter.
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Have we really sunk this low?  That a maniac such as this can threaten anyone and nothing is done about him?  Sheesh!  Such cowards we have become!

I think it is the fact that on the Internet, people are safe behind the anonymity of a keyboard.  They can spew all the vile things they want without any real repercussions.
"...And these atomic bombs which science burst upon the world that night were strange, even to the men who used them."  H. G. Wells, The World Set Free, 1914

"The one pervading evil of democracy is the tyranny of the majority, or rather of that party, not always the majority, that succeeds, by force or fraud, in carrying elections." -Lord Acton


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